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Pipiwai Trail

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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even if you are not a hiker I recommend walking in a little bit to get a feel of this awesome bamboo forest. Will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank minionbythesea
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the trail in early February after Hana had a lot of rain, it even rained before during and after we did the trail. Luckily we had good shoes and the Visitor's Center staff gave us walking sticks to use. I've never used one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CDNtravelduo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive to Hana is worth it for this hike - which takes about 2 hours round trip. It's rocky, but not challenging. Something to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Guide811390
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say Pipiwai trail was my favorite place in Maui. Its a beautiful 3km oneway trail with 2 waterfalls and runs between a bamboo forest. I think people with every fitness levels can do it. Waimoku waterfall at the end of the trail is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chamila W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the best hike on Maui. Park in the visitor lot and follow the easily posted map signs. For a seasoned hiker this one is easy, could easily do this in 2 hours if going at a good pace. With our 5 yr...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danryanpt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive (which was an adventure in itself!). Easy-moderate hike through beautiful rain forest with an amazing rest area with an enormous banyan tree with spreading branches. The only reason it is not five stars is that the waterfalls, stream and pools were relatively...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing hike and worth the trip down the Road to Hana to reach it. A short ways in you reach a beautiful Banyan Tree and shortly after that you start a mile hike through an awesome bamboo forest and you end at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had picked this as a must hike for my trip to Maui. It was definitely challenging to say the least. It costs $25 to get into the park, unless you have been to the Haleakalā Crater in the last three days. There are bathrooms available,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank wenturtle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 200foot waterfall, huge banyan tree, many smaller falls and pools, a beautiful bamboo forest culminating in a view of 400 foot Waimoku Falls.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jerdc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a must do for the outdoor adventurer. Beautiful falls, bamboo forest Waikou Falls.. amazing.. steep, stairs continual climb probably not for young children or those with health problems

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lynda P
January 5, 2019|
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Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
The Pipiwai Trail is just 10 miles past Hana on same road. The road to this trail does not look any different before or after Hana. You are allowed to take your rental car to this Trail (and the National Park that it sits... More
November 12, 2018|
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Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is good (not pouring rain) it is not that hard of a hike. Wear good shoes as it is a bit rocky and there are some tree roots to look out for.
May 16, 2018|
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Response from AurorasEnvy | Reviewed this property |
This would be a really long day, I wouldn’t advise it.